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showdown, stun grenades exploding as police move in to capture dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's in serious but stable condition at boston's beth israel hospital. his injuries, preventing him from speaking. >> i think i and all of the law enforcement professionals are hoping, for a host of reasons, that the suspect survives. because we have a million questions. >> reporter: questions like, was there anybody else involved? in his and his brother's alleged attack of the boston marathon monday. and was that their only target? dzhokhar tsarnaev he likely face federal and state charges in connection with the marathon bombing. he is also the main suspect in the fatal shooting of an m.i.t. campus police officer early friday as well as the carjacking. all of which happened just hours before he and his brother, tamerlan engaged in a bloody firefight with police. tamerlan tsarnaev died and dzhokhar tsarnaev fleeing. is ordeal coming to a dramatic end. in these remarkable images, it reveals that dzhokhar tsarnaev was hiding in this boat. parked beside a home in watertown, massachusetts. >> we have mov
-old dzhokhar tsarnaev recovering in the hospital. this image shows the bloody teen hiding in a boat, hiding for hours, bleeding and curled up and hiding in the boat that had been winterized. he was first wounded in the shoot-out with police that killed his brother, and he may have been hit again in last night's gun fight with police. the boat's owner says he saw smeared blood, and pulled back a tarp on the winterized boat to find dzhokhar lying there, and he was weak from blood loss but still refused to surrender until the last volley of gunfire. >> he is in the boat and he just sat up. he is moving about. >> a dramatic end to the man hunt and it exploded across social media. everybody talking about it. and this photo a favorite image. and it was confirmed it was taken immediately after dzhokhar was arrested. this tweet says suspect in custody, officers sweeping the area, and stand by for further info. and this image shows dzhokhar in the back of a ambulance. and he remains under heavy guard. >> cnn's poppy harlow joins us on how all of this unfolded. good morning, poppy. >> reporter: good
the motive for the attack is sedated with a tube running down his throat. d dzhokhar tsarnaev is under heavy guard this morning in a boston hospital. the 19-year-old suspect will face federal terrorism charges and possibly murder charges in massachusetts. we have also learned more about the shootout early friday in watertown that led the other suspect, his older brother, dead. the police chief told cnn that officers found handguns, a rifle and at least six bombs including one made from a pressure cooker at the scene. he also said that during the gun battle, the surviving suspect drove a stolen car toward officers and ended up dragging his own brother down the street. investigators now also saying the evidence suggests the brothers acted alone. meanwhile, at least 57 bombing victims are still in the hospital. two of them in critical condition. >> in just about two hours, the university of massachusetts at dartmouth is set to reopen the campus where 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev was a student. it was evacuated friday as authorities tried to track down the bombing suspect. he was found in water
of dzhokhar tsarnaev. the latest on his condition and what lies ahead. >>> an ocean away and the will to persevere. we'll introduce you to a man who crossed the finish line of the london finish line after a week beginning the journey at the starting line in boston. >>> then this his boat was his hobby and passion until it became the scene of the shootout that ended boston's terror. now americans rally to replace the beloved boat of a man who helped take down the city's most wanted man. it is monday, april 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good morning, everybody. the peopboleston are likely waking up this morning with a sense of relief and a welcome return to their routines. >> that'right. we'll have the very latest on the investigation and update on the survivors. >> first, new details this morning about what led to the capture of dzhokhar tsarnaev. fbi negotiators tried for 20, 25 minutes to convince tsarnaev to give himself up. there was a verbal exchange between both sides. >> eventually, tsarnaev fell ou
condition? >> we are learning that dzhokhar tsarnaev has a serious gunshot wound to the neck and is unable to speak. even so, federal prosecutors are expected to file charges soon. those charges could include terrorism charges and murder state charges at the very least. now, over in cambridge, richard donahue injured thursday night with suspects remains in critical condition. doctors yesterday said he barely made it but now they're cautiously optimistic about his condition. >> this was an injury where the officer's blood volume was almost entirely lost to the point of the heart stopping. the heart was resuscitated over the next 45 minutes or so by a very aggressive effort by first responders and by our people in the emergency department to the point of restoration of rhythm and pulse. >> reporter: as the city of boston continues to heal, many victims from monday's tragedy are being remembered today. s this there's a funeral this morning for victim krystle campbell. >> this has been a terrifying time for boostonians, how is boston coping one week later? >> one week later we are seeing signs
suspect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still hospitalized in what doctors describe as serious but stable condition. federal officials say he has injuries to his throat. he's unable to speak. he could be charged, though, by federal prosecutors as early as today. right at his hospital bedside. you just heard that from the attorney general of massachusetts, martha coakley, in our interview here in boston. for more, though, on what's going on, let's bring in our crime and justice correspondent joe johns. he's working his sources over at the justice department. the fbi, elsewhere, what are officials telling you, joe, about this proceeding? truly extraordinary proceeding that could happen at the hospital at the suspect's bedside? >> well, wolf, our sources have told us it's possible we could see charges against this suspect today, but there's no guarantee, and not clear at all when a presentment of the suspect before a judge or magistrate might actually happen. we heard as recently as yesterday that authorities were contemplating a terrorism charge, most likely r
in last monday's attacks. >> we now know the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, has been charged while he lays badly wounded in his hospital bed here in boston. one of the charges using a weapon of mass destruction. all this as bostonians are back at work today, trying to find some semblance of normality after a deadly bombing, a manhunt, car chases, shootout, city wide lockdown, four innocent people have been killed. one of those being remembered today is krystle campbell. hundreds turned out today for the funeral of the 29-year-old restaurant manager. meanwhile, boston university has announced a memorial scholarship to honor the life of one of its students, lingi lu. >> police are look at this jihad video here, parts of the elder brother's youtube collection, but the focus is on the younger brother, dzhokhar tsarnaev, seen here wrestling with a friend. he was the captain of his senior year high school wrestling team. today, though, a much different situation for him. he's handcuffed as we speak to a hospital bed, and as jake mentioned, we have just learned the charges here have now b
morning shows dzhokhar tsarnaev on the ground after his capture last night with atf and fbi agents standing over him. the fbi has a simple message this morning on its wanted poster for this 19 year old. it simply now says captured. >> and the boston police were celebrating on twitter understandably writing captured in all caps. the hunt is over. the search is done. the terror is over. and justice has won. suspect is in custody. >> some of the unforgettable scenes last night. an ambulance rolling away from the scene of the capture last night in the back a patient we believe to be this young man who was the subject of this massive manhunt that had nearly a million people in and around the boston area on lockdown. let's go back to lester. >> all right, matt. here's where things stand right now. the lone remaining bombing suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is hospitalized in boston this morning. he's believed to be in serious condition recovering from gunshot wounds suffer during the shootout on friday morning with police that left his brother dead. this all came to a head of cours
right now in this investigation. we have learned a short time ago that the suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, now will not face criminal charges until tomorrow. even though massachusetts doesn't have the death penalty, he should face the death penalty under federal law. >> this is just kind of case that it should be applied to. in fact, the only other time it has been used since '94 is on timothy mcbay. given the facts i have seen, it would be appropriate to use the death penalty in this case and i would hope they would apply it in federal court. >> reporter: there is growing evidence today that his brother, tamerlan tsarnaev had become incredibly radical. this video of a radical jihadist was posted and then removed from his personal youtube channel. he created it in august shortly after an extended visit to russia. there are increasing questions about how the fbi handled its investigation of tamerlan tsarnaev. they did not follow up after that trip to russia last year. the very latest on the investigation from our crime and justice correspondent, mr. joe johns. joe joins us from washington.
, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev hiding in a boat in the backyard of his gnome watertown, massachusetts, and he was covered in blood. you can see in this picture right here as he was taken away in the ambulance. >> police converged on the scene on franklin street. neighbors heard more than 30 shots less than two hours later, tsarnaev was rushed to beth israel hospital in serious condition. >> the citizens of the city of boston and this area can be confident that the threat has been removed. >> a short time later, watertown residents poured out of their homes and lined the streets to cheer police vehicles as they rolled away from the scene down at the boston common. chants of "usa" broke out. >> great to see that. people were certainly so relieved in boston. looking at this picture, he was covered in blood when they found him. he had been cowering in a boat in the backyard stored in someone's backyard and that's how suspect number two was found before being pulled in the ambulance and then transported to the hospital. well, this morning, he's being treated at beth israel hospital. it's c
. nick paton walsh for us this morning in dagestan. we have further information about dzhokhar tsarnaev. here here in boston in the hospital after he suffered massive blood loss. that's where we find pamela brown this morning. what have we learned? >> reporter: we are learning new information this morning. we learned from a department of justice official that federal prosecutors have been here at the hospital since last night figuring out possible charges to bring forward and we're learning from that official that those charges will be coming soon even possibly while the suspect is still here at the hospital. now, we don't know the extent of the charges that will be brought forward but according to the doj official, the suspect will face terrorism charges. he is in federal custody. he will be charged with federal charges and he could face murder charges on the state level. now interesting to note here, there is no death penalty here in the state of massachusetts but the death penalty could be sought on the federal level since that supersedes state charges. no charges have been brought f
. here's what we know. dzhokhar tsarnaev is at the beth israel deaconist hospital in boston. we know he's alive. we do not know his condition. this is a shot of the 19-year-old being treated after his arrest. his older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in a shootout with the police. >> the president's high-value interrogation group is standing by. the special team of the cia, the fbi, and defense department waiting to question dzhokhar squoefr night. overnight. the president pointing out there are still burning questions about why the brothers allegedly launched the attack and whether they're connected to a larger terror conspiracy. that's the big concern. >> huge questions this morning. our abc news team is out in full force right now. we start with chief investigative correspondent brian ross, who has been on this story from the jump. he has a blow-by-blow account of how the arrest went down. brian, good morninto you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the capture was dramatic and quick. authorities said they brought justice to the victims of the marathon bombings a
the commonwealth after suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev, was apprehended and what a sight it was when residents poured out of their homes to applaud law enforcement. suspect number 1, tamerlan tsarnaev, killed earlier in the day after a wild shootout. we've got jam packed hour today. adam housley is outside beth israel hospital where suspect number 2 is under guard. catherine herridge is following the investigation. here in studio is america's mayor, mayor rudy guiliani. first let's go to adam in boston. bring us up to date on the very latest. >> yes. we're hearing from the f.b.i. there may be a statement coming out at some point in the next couple of minutes. we haven't heard from them since last night. we heard about the suspect brought here in certificates condition. i'll step away. you can see the police presence is here at the hospital in boston. it's been here all night. every exit and entrance is covered. the floor where the suspect number 2 dzhokhar tsarnaev is located has police presence as well, as you might imagine outside his room and on the hospital floor. anybody going in, coming
of "starting point" begins right now. >>> he can hardly speak but terror suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is talking or at least communicating, big new developments this morning in the boston marathon bombing investigation. cnn's jake tapper has learned that tsarnaev is communicating with investigators, and claims that he and his brother pulled off last week's bombing of the marathon and also that their motivation seems to be that of jihadists. cnn's chief washington correspondent and anchor of "the lead" jake tapper is with us this morning. and jake, what are your sources telling you about these communications. >> u.s. government source tells me that in these preliminary interviews with dzhokhar tsarnaev, and he underlines they're preliminary, all the information that dzhokhar is giving needs to be checked out, that investigators are not taking his word for it, but what he is saying is that first of all, there were no foreign groups involved in the attacks. second, he's saying that there is an online component to how these brothers were radicalized. they watched videos online. they got information
. >>> as soon as dzhokhar tsarnaev is medically available, he will be questioned by the federal government's elite high-value detainee interrogation group. so how do they get inside the mind of a terrorist? my next guest spent 30 years in counterterrorism and was the co-lead of the u.s.s. cole bombing investigation. joining me now in studio, robert mcfadden, former deputy assistant director for counterintelligence operations. let's go to what's happening inside that hospital room right now, this high-value detainee is being interviewed, if he can speak, which actually remains in question. what are the first things they need to find out. >> just going by my background and working some cases like this before, and with an acknowledgement that i'm going to have to come up with some different term that we remain in speculation territory. but in a case like this, first and foremost, is the medical question. he's got to be lucid, cleared by doctors, and then the interview will start. the very first thing, once a degree of rapport and accord is built with the young man will be any other plots. bec
this morning. dzhokhar tsarnaev is in a boston hospital. he'll face federal terrorism charges, possibly also state murder charges here in massachusetts. meanwhile, at least 57 bombing victims are still in the hospital this morning. two of them in critical condition. investigators now also saying that evidence suggests the brothers acted alone. and we've learned more about the older brother who was killed in the friday morning shootout. the fbi says its agent interv w interviewed tamerlan tsarnaev but did not find any ties to terrorism. even so the contact was reportedly enough to deny him american citizenship. we have reporters here in the u.s. and abroad with the latest on the attack. our national correspondent susan candiotti is at the hospital where the suspect is recovering. chris is at u. mass where the suspect went to school and nick paton-walsh. before we get to susan, we want to show you incredible video from the night dzhokhar tsarnaev was captured. these are thermal images. you can see dzhokhar is the dark images there. those are amazing pictures. then you'll see what appears to b
>> we are getting word that the justice department is ready to file formal charges against dzhokhar tsarnaev, he's in beth israel hospital recovering from wounds and said to number serious condition. i am no lawyer and i don't know if that means with the justice department ready to file charges whether they would be treating him as an enemy combantant . was signal would by not reading the miranda rights when they captured him. it could mean that and could mean the opposite of that. in the meantime eric shaun has the latest from boston right now. >> hi, neil, they could be filing them under a civilian case under those chargeless. federal charge of at the same time state murder charges and that's what sources are telling fox newings, the reason he was not given the miranda rights is that under the law, under a approximate exemption that has to do with immediate threats to the police or public. there is a part of the law that said you don't have to give miranda rights to a suspect to immediately protect the police in a life or death situation. the idea is that when they got him in the
this morning in boston. suspect number two, dzhokhar tsarnaev is in custody at beth israel hospital at this hour after a very tense 24-hour manhunt and tense standoff and shootout with police last night. >>brian: the 19-year-old was found in a boat in the backyard of the home in a town in watertown not far from where his brother was killed in a shootout with police. he actually would run over his brother that day and maybe kill him. the homeowner noticed a strap cut on his boat. they found tsarnaev inside covered with blood. >> the man who dialed 911 rushed to the scene, tried to negotiate with him to give himself up, but tsarnaev wasn't going down without a fight. police were able to take him alive. >>alisyn: we have live team coverage of the dramatic new developments this morning. molly line is downtown. first we want to go to beth israel hospital with the latest on the suspect's condition. good morning, adam. >> good morning. as the sun comes up here and the rain comes down, behind me here is beth israel hospital. around this complex, a very large medical complex, you'll find pol
, several republican senators today say they want dzhokhar tsarnaev tried as an enemy combat tant, not as a criminal defendant. >>> meanwhile, 53 people remain in boston hospitals today, three of them are in critical condition, including a 7-year-old girl. right now, we go to watertown, where the suspect, again, was captured last night. nbc's luke russert is standing by for us right now. luke, what's happening in watertown today? >> reporter: well, craig, it's really extraordinary. i will hold up a headline from the boston the globe, which says nightmare end, a fitting headline for all the residents of watertown. before i came into this hit with you, i went and walked through both of the crime scenes, the one where the secondment is was ultimately found in a boat and i went to where the big shootout was early friday morning and it's quite remarkable to see. this is very much a story of apple pie and chevrolet neighborhood, today, after all that horrific violence that happened in the community, all that fear that happened in the community, they were shutdown, families are out. you
is alive, dzhokhar tsarnaev, 19 years old, a resident of cambridge is being sought. his brother was killed last night in the interaction with police, tamerlan tsarnaev who was 26 years old. it all started last night in cambridge. there was a shootout with an officer at m.i.t. on the m.i.t. campus. that officer having been killed last night, found dead in his police cruiser. the suspects then reportedly carjacked an suv, and a chase ensued. at one point they did release the driver unharmed. they went into watertown which is just outside of cambridge, about 10, 15 minutes outside of cambridge and that's where there was a shootout with police. by 1:30 a.m., the first suspect tamerlan tsarnaev was dead and the second suspect was on the loose and being chased. this morning at about 5:00 a.m. police shut down the mbta. they have also now seen the shutdown of amtrak between boston and providence, a major shutdown. ed davis, commissioner of police, says this is a major man hunt. >> overall at this hour we've seen a lot of activity. they have surrounded the home in cambridge of the suspects where b
. police cornered 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev in a two-hour standoff. he was hiding in a boat in the backtown of a watertown home. he had been shot, he lost a lot of blood. this morning he is in a boston area hospital. at last check he was listed in serious condition. after his capture, massachusetts governor deval patrick and authorities praised police efforts and the community's cooperation. >> it was a very, very complicated case, a very challenging case, and there are still some questions remaining to be answered. but as the colonel said, because of that extraordinary collaboration and cooperation by all of these law enforcement resources and assets and more to the point people, professionals, who brought their "a" game, we have a suspect in custody tonight. >> the community stood strong. it was a call from a resident in watertown. we asked you to remain vigilant, and you did. we got that call and we got the guy. and so we can't thank you enough. you've done everything and more than we've asked. extremely proud of law enforcement today and what we've accomplished. >> this
, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located. they think they know where he is. they believe that's the place they have surrounded and where you just saw kerry sanders reporting but there's a further concern that these two brothers may have had af coccomplices an authorities found another bomb in boston. a device in the charles gate area. they rendered it safe but they are concerned there maybe accomplices. they can't be certain of it. but there's a concern there maybe accomplices at large. you put all of those factors together, and we're told that's the reason for the extraordinary security. there's been a report that one accomplice tried to escape on a train to connecticut. that the train was stopped. we believe now that this is not the case. savannah? >> pete will
. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is being treated at a boston hospital today still not well enough to be grilled by federal agents about the bombings and shootings that terrorized the city. >> serious but stable. >> reporter: authorities believe that his older brother tamerlan killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him in the bloody attacks. >> i am extremely lucky that i'm not at a funeral this morning for one of my officers. >> reporter: but agents are puzzled by what motivated the tsarnaevs. they were raised in the u.s., lived in the same house and seemed to fit in. they attended this cambridge mosque, but a spokeswoman says they raised no red flags. >> in their visits, they never exhibited any violent behavior, sentiments. otherwise, they would have been immediately reported to the fbi. >> reporter: but should the fbi have been watching more closely? in 2011, russian intelligence concerned about the threat of chechnyan terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan b
captured or killed. the entire country killed the commonwealth after suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev, was apprehended and what a sight it was when residents poured out of their homes to applaud law enforcement. suspect number 1, tamerlan tsarnaev, killed earlier in the day after a wild shootout. we've got jam packed hour today. adam housley is outside beth israel hospital where suspect number 2 is under guard. catherine herridge is following the investigation. here in studio is america's mayor, mayor rudy guiliani. first let's go to adam in boston. bring us up to date on the very latest. >> yes. we're hearing from the f.b.i. there may be a statement coming out at some point in the next couple of minutes. we haven't heard from them since last night. we heard about the suspect brought here in certificates condition. i'll step away. you can see the police presence is here at the hospital in boston. it's been here all night. every exit and entrance is covered. the floor where the suspect number 2 dzhokhar tsarnaev is located has police presence as well, as you might imagine outside his r
to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i actually think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff howe is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people on twitter were going to give
and watertown, massachusetts. the sources say the 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev will be charged in the bombing. they realized the terror was not over after the shootout that killed his older brother on friday. >> based on the evidence explosive ordinance that was unexploded and the fire power they had they were going to aa tact other individuals -- attacked other individuals. >> reporter: investigators say he has serious injuries to his leg and neck and may have tried to kill himself. tsarnaev is being treated here and a team is ready to question him when his condition improves. >> investigators are combing through l lives. in 2011 the fbi questioned tamerlan about links to islam. the chairman to the house committee says he may have traveled overseas using an alias before the attack. >> that is where he probably got the final push to commit random acts of violence. >> reporter: on the first sunday since the attacks people gathered to pray. boston needs to keep the spirit of community alive. >> we must be people of reconciliation not revenge. >> reporter: hundreds attended other interface ga
that dzhokhar tsarnaev, the one everybody is looking for, might be just a few blocks down here at an office complex. a security sensor had been -- had tipped off that there was, authorities, there was some intrusion that led everybody to think he was there. cars were zooming down here with screaming lights, and that turned out to be a wash. so i think that's just another reminder of how cautious we have to be until we know for sure where things stand. what we do know is he's on the loose. we do know -- we don't know -- there's no confidence that they know where he is and whether or not he has any accomplices. that may be an open question at this point. and probably the biggest open question of all is whether there are any more explosive devices, any ieds out there that he's left to maim and kill people that they don't know about. one was found in boston earlier today, and that may be the scariest singleknow, though, th police have been going door-to-door in this area all day. how far along do you think they are in securing the area? because as i understand it, at 12:30 when governor deval p
threat. >> let me ask you some particulars about the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is now in the hospital. appare apparently he has a wound to the throat. did he try to commit suicide? >> i don't know the answer to that. >> do you know when doctors are saying he might actually be able to communicate? is there a real question about whether he'll be able to speak? >> i don't know those answers, david. i do know that he is in serious condition, but he's stable. and there are investigators prepared to interview him when he's able to be interviewed. >> the question about him coming onto the radar of the fbi two years ago, he was interviewed, he was tracked at the request of the russians, according to federal officials. that's questions now, for you and authorities in massachusetts, have to raise some concerns whether something was missed here. >> well, sure. there's a whole process here, and i think it was his brother, by the way, who was questioned by the fbi -- >> yes, forgive me, correct. >> a whole host of questions, david, that you have, that i have, more to the point that
is the surviving suspect here, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is in hospital. tamerlan born in kyrgystan, comes in 2002. he becomes a u.s. citizen, 9/11/2012. he was a wrestler, enrolled at the university of massachusetts-dartmouth. so many friends talking so positively about him. tamerlan, his older brother, does that travel. he comes later than his younger brother. he was mayrried, had a 3-year-od daughter. had a domestic violence incident. he dropped out of community colle college. he was a competitive boxer. people speaking very positively about him. but, chairman mike rogers, now we have more information about some evidence of him sort of dropping out of society, as it were, information after he comes back from foreign travel, postings on his youtube account and other social media indicating that he had exposure to jihadist elements whether that's connect canned to chechnya and the struggles there or otherwise. what do you know this morning and what do you want to know? >> it's important to understand why, in fact, the fbi interviewed him in the first place. so they had information from a foreign inte
details today about the suspects in the boston marathon bombing. ja h dzhokhar tsarnaev is listed in serious condition after he was taken into custody. the 19-year-old was found hiding in a boat parked outside a watertown home and there are new suspicions his older brother, who died in the shootout with police early friday morning, could have received terrorist training or support abroad. an official familiar with the matter tells nbc news that a foreign government has expressed concern back in 2011 that tamerlan tsarnaev could have ties to terrorism. the official says the fbi investigated but found no such links and reported the findings back to that foreign government. let's bring in msnbc analyst and former hostage negotiator james cavanagh. james, thanks for joining me again and great work yesterday through all of the mayhem, but i'm curious about the frequency with which we get a warning from a foreign government about someone who is here in our country that potentially has ties to terrorism. >> you know, that stuff does come in to federal agencies all the time really, alex.
. >> as you mentioned, justice department officials told cnn dzhokhar tsarnaev is facing federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. preliminary hearing could happen in the next 30 days. a lot hinges on when the suspect is well enough to speak. investigators are eager for him to talk so they can find out who planned the attack. tsarnaev will likely be appointed a federal public defender. for now, the justice department is invoking something known as a public safety exception. this rule is used to question terrorism suspects without reading them miranda rights. the rule was created to question terrorists about other potential threats. senator carl leven says so far there's no connection between the suspect and terrorist groups. leven said to hold him under these circumstances would be contrary to our laws and jeopardize our effort to prosecute him. during interviews before suspects are read their rights is often not admissible during the trial. the issue on miranda rights is further complicated because the u.s. is a u.s. citizen. many of the rules cannot be used on americans. live
with the latest on his condition. molly? >> good morning, guys. well, dzhokhar tsarnaev is inside under treatment and under heavy guard, as you mentioned. no word whether or not he can communicate. but outside fenway park yesterday afternoon, governor edward deveau saideval patrick y he can't communicate. he's stable. the f.b.i. telling us he is in serious condition. no word on exactly what his injuries are. but the a.t.f. told the "new york times" that he was shot in the neck and also in the leg. at least one of those injuries was analysis stained in that first gun battle that occurred in watertown, the gun exchange with the watertown police department. late last night, chief edward deveau of the watertown p.d. gave more information about what happened in the capture. we know that the suspect was able to climb out of that boat, where he had been hidin hiding. as he was climbing out, he was able to lift the shirt to show authorities there was no device strapped to his body. we know at least as of late when he was captured, he was able to move around some. and able to use his arms. that sort of th
of the suspect. >> this turned out to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people twitter wer
of the suspects in the marathon bombings. dzhokhar tsarnaev is at large believed to be armed and extremely dangerous. after his older brother, tamerlan, was killed in a shootout with police early this morning. police are going door-to-door in the boston suburb of watertown where tsarnaev was last seen. the area has seen intense police activity all day long. a metro
purchased, about the video surveillance that led them to dzhokhar tsarnaev, and the purpose is to show the evidence that they have against this guy, and they're going to lay some, but not all, of that out in the fbi affidavit. >> mike, precisely, specifically, what is he likely to be charged with? >> reporter: well, it's going to be terrorism-relatinged charges, and that could include a charge for use of weapons of mass destruction. the ied bombs will be, can fit under that section of the federal code, and that -- that and these other charges could -- would lead to the death penalty, if convicted. doesn't mean that the federal government will seek the death penalty, but these charges could result in the death penalty. we won't know whether the justice department is seeking the death penalty from this criminal complaint charge today. that will come much later. >> let's talk about the wound to the throat we're starting to hear about. that apparently has prevented him from being able to speak. how are interrogators going to get around this? just a simple, they ask questions and he writes
of the runners wore black ribbons on their vests in tribute. >>> dzhokhar tsarnaev is in serious but stable condition. he has a gunshot wound to his neck. so far he has been unable to speak to authorities but is reportedly responding sporadically and writing to questions. police captured tsarnaev in a dramatic fashion on friday night in a boat in a backyard in watertown, massachusetts. federal prosecutors could file criminal charges against him as early as today. they are questioning tsarnaev under a public safety exemption which means he doesn't have the right to remain silent because they believe there is an imminent threat to the public. however, when exemption expires there are some members of congress republican members of congress calling on authorities to declare him an enemy combatant and hold him for 30 days in order to continue to interrogate him. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. (vo) earth day isn't just for tree huggers, it's a wake up call to mankind. celebrate earth day with an afternoon of documentaries about the planet we all share. >> what are the fo
that ended with a surprisingly subdued ending on friday night. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was pronounced dead after a dramatic shootout with law enforcement early friday morning. his 19-year-old dzhokhar escaped on foot precipitating a shelter in place order for the entire boston area. but the much sought after armed and dangerous teen was found wounded and incoherent in a boat parked in the backyard of a suburban watertown home. discovered not by the hundreds of armed officers who had been searching for him for hours but by the home's owner, reportedly out for a smoke. with one assailant dead and the other in police custody, the people of watertown and the entire boston area expressed their enormous gratitude and sense of relief with spontaneous cheers and applause on friday night. the crisis is over. now the politics begin and this is where our responsibility in the media shifts. in the heat of the crisis, media take on the job of informational clearinghouse, keeping the public up to date, sharing critical information and get the information out right and fast. granted, those are goals
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